Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant

Offering Advanced Treatments for Children With Cancer and Blood Disorders

Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant

When your child is sick, it's an experience that impacts the entire family. At Nationwide Children's Hospital, your child will receive extraordinary care. Our physicians are experts who focus specifically on the condition your child faces. Our Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) teams treat patients with the rarest cancers and blood disorders, and our specialists are sought after to collaborate and participate in treatments across the country and around the world. 

Whether you turn to us to treat your child or to provide a second opinion, we're here for you. 

When you trust us with your child, we don't see a sick patient. We see hope. We see a life that deserves only the highest level of care provided by the best medical minds. Our staff of physicians, surgeons, scientists and nurses collaborate to provide a unique, comprehensive approach to your child's treatment. We're here for you, your child and your family. Every step in the journey.

US News Badge Cancer

The Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant is ranked in the Top 10 in US News and World Report. 

Services We Offer

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Hematology

The Comprehensive Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Treatment Center at Nationwide Children's is the largest and only federally recognized pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) in Central Ohio. Our board certified hematologists and team will diagnose and treat your child in an environment where cutting edge advancements in blood disorders are taking place.

Young smiling cancer patient wearing head wrap

Oncology

The way your child feels, family priorities, how time is spent, how the future is imagined. One thing you can be certain of is that your child will be surrounded by nationally accredited, world class cancer experts ready to take on your child’s cancer.

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Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)

We use hematopoietic cell transplantation to treat pediatric and young adult malignant and non-malignant disorders. Our specialists optimize treatment and reduce transplant-associated morbidity and mortality through novel therapies.

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Neuro-Oncology

Our highly experienced and internationally recognized team of pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists will care for your child by providing the most advanced and innovative treatments, while at the same time, paying careful attention to all the needs and concerns of your child and family.

Clinical Trials at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases

The Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases focuses on expanding the understanding of the pathogenesis of childhood cancer and to improving strategies for diagnosis and treatment.

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Psychosocial Services

As an integral part of the care team, the Psychosocial Services Program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We ensure patients and their families have every resource needed socially, emotionally and psychologically.

Leadership

Specialists in hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant partner with surgeons and other experts to provide comprehensive treatment for the whole child.
Timothy Cripe

Timothy P. Cripe

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, is Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology & BMT at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Randal S. Olshefski

Randal S. Olshefski, MD, is Section Chief of Hematology & Oncology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Jeffery Auletta

Jeffery J. Auletta

Jeffery Auletta, MD, is the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program and the Host Defense and Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases (HD) Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Amy L. Dunn

Amy Dunn, MD is the Director of Pediatric Hematology and directs the Hemophilia Treatment Center.

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Jonathan L. Finlay

Jonathan Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, is the director of the Neuro-Oncology Program.

Regional Outpatient Clinics

Chillicothe Close To Home Center

Chillicothe

  • 4439 State Route 159
    Adena Medical Center, Suite G10
    Chillicothe, OH 45610
Mansfield Close To Home Center

Mansfield

Zanesville Outpatient Specialty Clinics

Zanesville Outpatient Specialty Clinics

Accreditations & Affiliations

Nationwide Children's is proud to be a member institution of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the Therapeutic Advances for Childhood Leukemia (TACL) consortium. Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Our program partners with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, which includes our National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.

Click here for a comprehensive list of all accreditations and affiliations. 

Resources

NEXT Consortium

Now children everywhere can have faster access to our discoveries and the most advanced blood disorder and cancer treatments possible.

Learn more about the NEXT Consortium

Clinical Trials

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Division of Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant is one of the leading cancer centers for clinical trial enrollment by the Children’s Oncology Group.

Learn more about our Open Clinical Trials

Conditions We Treat

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Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Cancer Patient Kinley

Meet our Patients

Kinley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Hypodiploid after coming home from school one day with a lump on her face. Through her experience as a patient at Nationwide Children’s, Kinley wants to someday help others as well, as a Flight Nurse.